DocPerform 3: PostDigital

The third in our successful DocPerform symposia series will take place at City, University of London, on 16th May 2019. DocPerform 3: PostDigital will present and examine concepts, theory and practice around the documentation of multisensory, immersive performance.

The event is organised by Lyn Robinson and Joseph Dunne-Howrie. Our current call for papers closes on April 5th! Full details at


DocPerform 3: PostDigital
May 16th 2019
City, University of London

Original Artwork by Alexander Bell cc-by-nc-sa

The DocPerform Project considers those aspects of performance that exemplify its documentary nature, alongside the associated processes of its documentation, including: creation, collection, description, organisation, discovery, access, preservation, interaction and engagement.

DocPerform 3: Postdigital invites contributions which address the creation and documentation of performance related to multisensory, participatory and immersive documents, networked thinking, hybrid arts practices and audience participation. We are particularly interested in exploring the technological requirements of producing an immersive document. Technologists working with VR, AR, haptic and similar (trans)mediums are invited to demonstrate how devices can be used to capture and store data.

We welcome proposals for conceptual ideas, case studies, speculations, demonstrations, workshops and performances. We envisage most sessions will run for 20 mins, but we have facilities for longer workshops or installations where applicable.

Please send an abstract of up to 500 words to, and, by 5.00pm on Friday 5th April.

Selected papers from DocPerform 3 will be published in a special issue of Proceedings from the Document Academy, as before: see Proceedings from DocPerform 2: New Technologies.


About lyn

Dr Lyn Robinson is Reader in Library & Information Science, and Head of Department at City, University of London. She established and directs the Library School, and co-directs the Centre for Information Science alongside Prof David Bawden. Contact:
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